principles of individualism
Principles Of Individualistic Life
1. Free Oneself From Authority
An energetic effort is being made to shae off ever! ind of authorit!"
2. Individual Validation
#othing is accepted as valid$ unless it springs from the roots of individualit!" %ver!thing &hich hinders the individual in the full development of his po&ers is thrust aside"
3. Leaderless Striving
'he sa!ing (%ach one of us must choose his hero in &hose footsteps he toils up to Ol!mpus) no longer holds for us"
4. Individual Selection Of Ideals
*e allo& no ideals to be forced upon us"
. Individual !orthiness
*e are convinced that in each of us$ if onl! &e probe deep enough into the ver! heart of our being$ there d&ells something noble$ something &orth! of development"
". #e$ection Of %onformity
*e no longer believe that there is a norm of human life to &hich &e must all strive to conform"
&. 'erfection Of (ach Individual
*e regard the perfection of the &hole as depending on the uni+ue perfection of each single individual"
). *ni+ue %ontri,ution
*e do not &ant to do &hat an!one else can do e+uall! &ell" #o$ our contribution to the development of the &orld$ ho&ever trifling$ must be something &hich$ b! reason of the uni+ueness of our nature$ &e alone can offer"
-. %reative (/ression
#ever have artists been less concerned about rules and norms in art than toda!" %ach of them asserts his right to e,press$ in the creations of his art$ &hat is uni+ue in him"
10. ynamic Language
'here are dramatists &ho &rite in dialect rather than conform to the standard diction &hich grammar demands"
11. Striving oards Freedom
-2. #o better e,pression for these phenomena can be found than this$ that the! result from the individuals striving to&ards freedom$ developed to its highest pitch"
*e do not &ant to be dependent in an! respect$ and &here dependence must be$ &e tolerate it onl! on condition that it coincides &ith a vital interest of our individualit!"